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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lethbridge Herald VOL JULY 1974 15 Cents 28 Pages 'Only miracle can save Nixon' BILL GROENEN photos Republican asks for fairness to president Big Bang WASHINGTON Reaching the halfway mark in a series of formal opening the House of Representatives judiciary committee heard more members today declare their positions on the impeachment of President with no surprises in the emerging lineup A Republican pleaded for fairness to a Democrat urged his ouster for and notorious defiance of the a Republican con- sidered a key swing vote merely listed his tests for an impeachable another Democrat said he is still un- decided As the committee recessed for a lunch on its second day of there was no indica- tion of change in any member's anticipated vote Exactly half the committee s 38 members had spoken The debate is expected to culminate in voting this weekend that would send the impeachment question to the House for a vote on whether Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for alleged offences related to the Watergate political espionage and other actions Only more than a cen- tury has a president been impeached Opening the second round of the broadcast Representative Charles Wiggins said Nixon is entitled to a and About town Golfer Colin Bate achieving a hole in one playing for the first time in three years Dale Johnson wondering how he is able to prepare himself for his second year in radio arts at LCC by working at the presumption of innocence Wiggins was given additional time by a fellow Republican Hamilton Fish of New York to say why various charges against Nixon should not bring impeachment Representative John Conyers Mich con- firmed he will vote for im- saying Nixon must be removed restore to our government the proper balance of constitutional power and serve notice to all future presidents that such abuse of conduct never again be tolerated Fish did not say how he will vote But he concluded a listing of philosophical and legal considerations by saying the evidence 'is then our constitutional duty is no less clear Confirming past Representatives Joshua Eilberg Pa and Jerome Waldie Calif said Nixon should be im- peached Representative David Den- nis Ind called im- peachment surgery on a cancer that needs therapy at the roots He said the president should be retained and congressional attention devoted to campaign fighting inflation and other problems At issue was a two-article resolution of impeachment charging Nixon with obstruc- tion of justice and other abuses including contempt of Congress Not since when Andrew Johnson was ex- onerated by the has any effort to remove a presi- dent progressed so one of the out- spoken Nixon critics on the said the president was responsible for violation of the constitutional rights of citi- zens He also criticized Nixon's refusal to comply with the A final test blast of 55 tons of explosives at Suffield Defence Research Establishment Wednesday paved the way for more concentrated storage of explosives m both civilian and military spheres The blast and fireball failed to explode bundles of explosive set only feet away The mam photo illustrates the huge dust cloud sucked up by the blast Inset at left is the fireball In the inset on the a cross section of a munitions part of a different is seen to have suffered little damage despite its proximity to zero The earth was piled against the section just to insure the blast struck only the portion which would be exposed if it were part of an entire warehouse and more pictures Page x filBlfv Classified U 24-28 x 22 S Comment District 1 lU 45 17 S x 4 rS Local News oil Markets fV- i i i su fc LOW TONIGHT i HIGH 75 'Have you anything to say MILD before you're 23 7 X WASHINGTON Despite President Nixon's deci- sion to turn over more Watergate a Democratic leader in the House of Representatives says only a miracle can save Nixon from impeachment and Republican leaders made no move to delay the impeachment proceedings The assessment about the need for a miracle came from Republican Thomas O'Neill Mass the Democratic leader in the House who predicted the judiciary committee will recommend impeachment and that the full House will vote impeachment by at least 60 votes. it could well be that a tidal wave would hit the House and he'd be impeached by over 100 O'Neill said Vice-President Gerald Ford said he thinks Nixon's com- pliance with the Supreme Court order will help the president fight impeachment by swaying public opinion in his favor Ford conceded that the question of whether the House will vote impeachment has a bit since the time when Ford first predicted the House would re- ject impeachment Ford also urged Nixon to turn over to the impeachment in- quiry all relevant parts of tne tapes The Supreme Court order requires the president to furnish tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor Several Republican members of the House judiciary com- mittee spoke of the need to delay the impeachment inquiry in hopes of getting the new tapes they made no for- mal move to win delay during the committee's opening ses- sion of public debate The initial reaction to Nixon s decision to comply was almost uniformly although there were reser- vations that the White House may take considerable time to prepare the thus drawing out the Watergate saga Prosecutor wants tapes within days WASHINGTON Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked United States district Judge John Sirica to- day to order President Nixon to turn over within the next two to 10 days the 64 tapes and documents related to the Watergate political scandal that the Supreme Court said Nixon must surrender In a motion submitted to Si- Jaworski presented a schedule for compliance with Wednesday's court order Jaworski said failure to comply quickly would prevent the start of the Watergate cover-up trial Sept for Stage set for Cyprus peace talks GENEVA The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey prepared to meet here tonight to begin negotiations seeking perma- nent peace on Cyprus James Callaghan of Turan Gunes of Turkey and George Mavros of the new Gieek government are ex- pected to meet for about three adopt a communique supporting the ceasefire on the island the Turks invaded last Saturday and create a working group The working group would do the actual negotiating on such concrete matters as continued Turkish control of the Kyrema-Nicosia corridor the Turks the withdrawal from Cyprus of the Greek army officers who led the coup that ousted Archbishop Makarios as and the restoration of constitutional government to the island The abdication of the Greek military dictatorship in Athens was considered a good omen for the negotiations But the new interim president of Glafkos said he has little faith in the Geneva talks if Cyprus is not represented Greeks free prisoners ATHENS The new civilian government of Greece has freed all political prisoners and recognized Archbishop Makarios as presi- dent of Cyprus But the new head of the Greek-Cyrpiot regime on the Presi- dent Glafkos said he will not hand the office back to the archbishop One of Premier Constantine Caramanhs's first acts after naming a 12-man cabinet Wednesday was to declare a general amnesty for all those jailed for political dissent dur- ing the seven years of military dictatorship Citizenship was restored to all who had been deprived of including actress Melina leftist political leader Andreas Papandreou and composer Mikos Theodorakis The new govern- ment emptied the Yiaros Island concentration camp and shut it down which Jaworski sought the tapes as evidence The motion noted that 33 of the conversations have been reviewed by the president and perhaps other White House personnel government submits that no valid reason why the tapes of these 33 conver- sations should not be delivered to the court im- mediately the Jaworski mo- tion added government further submits that granting of this motion is critical if the trial of this case is to commence on Sept the motion con- tinued Sirica scheduled a hearing in his courtroom Friday mor- ning Presidential lawyer James St announcing Nixon's decision Wednesday said time-consuming was needed to prepare the materials The Jaworski motion said 20 of the conversations covered in the White House transcripts released in late April should be delivered in two days and 18 including 13 already reviewed by the should be delivered in six days For the remaining the prosecutor asked for com- pliance in 10 days Jaworski noted that more than three months have pass- ed since he first sought the tapes and documents and two months have passed since Sirica ordered the materials turned over Twice Jaworski he had written to the president's lawyer requesting that some review of the subpoenaed materials be instituted while the litigation was being considered a spokesman for Jaworski had said the special prosecutor's office believed 33 of the 64 conversations were virtually ready to be turned over Of 20 were included in the partial White House tran- scripts released last 12 others were given Nixon by his appointments Stephen at that time and a partial transcript of one was supplied the House of Representatives judiciary committee by St Clair last the spokesman added Nixon announced his deci- sion to comply with the ruling all in a state- ment issued through St Clair I am disappointed in the I respect and accept the court and I have instructed Mr St Clair to take whatever measures are necessary to comply with that decision in all Nixon said complete Nixon state- ment see Page Strikes cost Canada x i 37 centuries of work y OTTAWA It's enough to give an electronic A calculator but Canada lost more than 37 centuries worth of work in just one month this year because of work stoppages That's not quite how the labor department reported A statistics for May but it s how the figures x work out arithmetically The total May loss in amount of work x one man does in compared with 619 740 in April and in 1973 Divide by the number of days in a non- leap and the answer is 1 man-vears Divide that by and the answer is 37 42 man-centuries There were 229 work stoppages m May involving 94 578 workers Twenty-seven of these involved 500 or more workers and accounted for 73 per cent of the workers involved and more than 80 per cent of the time loss in man-days during May By the if a five-day work week is used in calcu- it results in a 260-day which in turn would mean 52 5 centuries worth of work was lost in May i I Clash with UN troops averted UNITED NATIONS A threatened clash between Turkish and United Nations troops over control of Nicosia airport was averted today with a pledge IB claims credit for bomb LONDON The Irish Republican Army said today that it penetrated tight security at British airports to plant a gelignite bomb aboard a civilian airliner and warned it will do it again An anonymous caller claim- ing to speak for the Belfast brigade of the IRA's Provisional wing telephoned news organizations and said a two-pound bomb discovered aboard a British Airways Tri- dent jet Tuesday was not meant to explode he bombs smuggled aboard airliners in the future will be primed Police officers reported that Tuesday's bomb aboard the Trident flying from Belfast to London with 92 passengers and did not detonate because the timing not work The plane made an emergency landing at Manchester from Turkey not to use torce to try to eject the UN sol- diers The promise was contained in a letter from Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes to Secretary-General Kurt Waldhejm who summoned the Security Council into an urgent late night session to head off the threatened crisis The council met behind clos- ed doors for about 90 including a recess while the Turkish UN Osman made contact with Ankara Waldheim had earlier tele- phoned Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit about the situa- tion at the taken over Tuesday by units of the man UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus But the threat of a clash grew more menacing said in- formed prompting Waldheim to summon the council at short notice A UN spokesman said the Turkish letter reaffirms the assurances given by the prime minister of Turkey to the secretary-general that the Turkish forces will fully respect the presence of UN forces at the Nicosia airport' Canadian troops on Cyprus have been moved back from the airport at- Nicosia to their old job of patrolling the Green Line between Greek-and Turkish- Cypnot positions Dry South forests have firefighters on alert Water bombers are on alert at Calgary International Air- port and firefighters are camped in the mountains should lightning forecasted for Southern Alberta ignite the dry Bow-Crow forest The official fire hazard is moderate to but a few more days of hot weather will make that and extreme very Chief Ranger today Weather forecasters at Ke- nyon Field in Lethbridge say thunderheads will form over the area this afternoon and should bring lightning and showers The showers could be the difference between little fire activity and a serious fire situation So no camp fire or have been invoked but Mr Hereford says anyone in the forest should be cautious Mr Hereford said from his headquarters at Blairmore to- day that two the first men in to battle newly-spotted are standing by one at Blair- more and the other north of Blairmore at Livingstone A ftrAiir 1 inrviaffAO frAvn the Lethbridge Correctional Institute are and and camped near the Castle west of Pincher Creek Another crew of professional native from the Slave Lake have set up a camp northwest of the upper Oldman River The 27-man crew is fully equipped patrol planes will be dispatch- ed to any area of lightning ac- tivity The bombers at Calgary are Second World War B-26 air- capable of each dump- ing 900 gallons of water Also on standby is a helicopter which can carry 100 gallons of and a bird- dog plane which directs firefighting operations Mr UarAfrtrH caiH thA squadron was successful last Sunday in containing a one- acre fire in the Castle River area The blaze was the biggest of 10 in the Crow Sec- tion of the Bow Forest this season The weatherman at Kenyon Field predicts thunderstorm activity for today and Friday Then it will clear and continue hrtf anH Hrv ;